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Chokgyur Lingpa

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8 February 2023

The Breeze That Carries the Auspicious Melody: Replies to Questions Arising from the Life Story of the Great Treasure-Revealer, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa

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by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

This commentary to Jamgön Kongtrul’s The Melody of the Auspicious Spiralled Conch, a biographical prayer to Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829–1870), discusses the great tertön's life and legacy, celebrating, in particular, his terma revelations and accomplishments.

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Latest from the Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Sungbum Project

January–February 2023

Jigten Sumgon

The Flute of Faith: In Praise of Drikung Kyobpa Rinpoche | Praise

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Verses in praise of Drikung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön (1143–1217), alias Rinchen Pal, founder of the Drikung Kagyü tradition. Read text >


Prayer to Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo | Prayers

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse composed this seven-verse prayer to Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382–1456) in Darjeeling on the morning of the master's anniversary in June 1958. Read text >


Giver of the Light of Wisdom: A Guru Yoga of the Omniscient Longchenpa | Guru Yoga

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

This short guru yoga, which features Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364) and Mañjuśrī, was composed at the request of a monk named Kunga Rabgye. Read text >

Latest from Samye Translations

February 2023

Buddha Shakyamuni

The Dhāraṇī “Vanquishing Constraints of Body, Speech and Mind” | Dhāraṇī

from the Words of the Buddha

As its name suggests, this brief incantation (dhāraṇī) is intended to liberate the one who recites or uses it as a cakra from all physical, vocal and mental constraints, including those caused by evil schemes, maleficence, spells and curses. Although the incantation is attributed to Buddha Śākyamuni, it is not included in any extant Kangyur collection but is preserved in various dhāraṇī compendia (gzungs 'dus). Read text >

Chokgyur Lingpa

Melody to Delight the Fortunate: A Brief History of the Treasure Revelations of the Awakened Emanation, the Great Tertön Chokgyur Lingpa | History

by Chokgyur Lingpa

A brief history of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa's treasure (gter ma) revelations from when he was thirteen until he was thirty-three years old, as recounted by the tertön himself in either 1860 or 1861. Read text >

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February 2023


The Ocean of Bliss-Pleasure | Songs & Poems

by Longchen Rabjam

One of the great Dzogchen master's vajra songs, this is a joyful declaration of realization and accomplishment. Read text >

Latest from the Longchen Nyingtik Project

January 2023


A Liturgy for Transference: Enlightenment Without Meditation from The Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse | Longchen Nyingtik

arranged by the Fourth Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Tupten Trinlé Palzangpo

This arrangement integrates the Longchen Nyingtik's practice of transference, or phowa, with elements from the same tradition's preliminary practices. The text was first compiled for the sake of new retreatants at Serdrang Monastery in Nepal. Read text >


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The Ganges Mahāmudrā Instructions | Mahāmudrā

by Tilopa

This well-known and important source for the Mahāmudrā tradition, which is included within the Tengyur (Toh 2303), contains instructions that Tilopa imparted to Nāropa on the banks of the River Ganges. Read text >

Khandro Tsering Chodron

Beautiful String of Jewels: A Heart Advice | Advice

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse offered these words of heart-advice, encapsulating the entire Buddhist path, to Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011), his spiritual consort. Read text >

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Compendium of Sādhanas

Texts belonging to (and related to) the Compendium of Sādhanas (sgrub thabs kun btus), a collection originally compiled by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) and later supplemented by Jamyang Loter Wangpo (1847–1914). View topic >

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